A Barred-Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Photographer
Steve Pastor
Email
astro3d@pvtnetworks.net
Location of photo
Mayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
15 hr 20 min of combined exposures taken on 12, 13 Jan and 8,9,12 Feb 2016
Equipment
12.5” f/9 RCOS telescope and a SBIG STF8300c camera with an OAG (ST-i) on a Paramount ME
Description
NGC 2903 is a intermediate weak-barred spiral galaxy (SABbc) found in the constellation Leo. Discovered by W. Herschel in 1784, NGC 2903 is approximately 20 to 30 million light years away.
Website
http://astronomersgroup.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0
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